A Month of Storytelling is coming to Gallery Zeke in Steelville in February. The Steelville Arts Council is sponsoring the month-long event that will feature the talents of four different storytellers at six separate performances.
Five are free to the public, while a special Valentine’s Day program will include a catered dinner in addition to the performance and has limited tickets available at $60 per couple. The schedule is as follows:
• Friday, February 7 at 7 p.m.—Priscilla Howe. She is a former librarian who now travels around the U.S. and abroad with a bagful of puppets and a heedful of stories for all ages.
• Saturday, February 8 at 2:30 p.m.—Priscilla Howe returns. Before Howe’s performance on February 8, there will be a 1 p.m. reception for the Steelville High School students to receive recognition for their Gallery Zeke banner project titled, “What Community Means to Me.”
• Friday, February 14 at 6 p.m.—Beth Horner. Share laughter and delight with Beth’s presentation titled, “Love Lost, Found & Fumbled.” A limited number of tickets are available for $60 per couple and include a fun and romantic evening with a catered dinner by In The Kitchen, which is owned by Marsha Delcour.
• Saturday, February 15 at 1 p.m.—Beth Horner returns for a special gathering for the whole family.
• Friday, February 21 at 7 p.m.—Joyce Slater. An active storyteller since 1989, Joyce is the Director of River and Prairie Storyweavers, a storytelling guild in Kansas City, and serves as the Artistic Director of KC Storytelling Celebration. She served on the board of the National Storytelling Network for five years.
• Friday, February 28 at 7 p.m.—Jeff Miller. This nationally known storyteller is from St. Louis’ “Laughter Guaranteed” and is an award-winning poet, performance artist, and storyteller. A former college professor, he shows audiences their own humanity through oral histories, stories that play on human weaknesses, and imaginative, funny, offbeat poems. Bring the entire family to chuckle at Jeff’s tales.